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Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm PDT
like in vitro. scientists are experimenting with life. researchers in japan have made a breakthrough in the field. they use multipurpose stem cell and then use mice. researchers take the cells of female mice to generate induce potent stem cells or ips cells. they apply protein to develop germ cells. the researchers transplanted the cells into ovaries. they generated in producing reproductive cells or ova. they place the fertilized egg in female mice. then the miece did what the tea hoped for. they gave birth to normal offspring. >> research on chromosones will help achievement. >> this group generated last year in generating male sperm. he says they need to consider the ethics of creating life. >>> japan's maritime self-defense force has spotted a chinese naval fleet traveling in international waters. it's the first chinese fleet seen in the area since japan nationalized three of the islands last month. the japan's defense ministry announced that seven vessels navigated on thursday evening. they were heading toward the pacific when spotted. the chinese fleet is made up of two destroyers
WHUT
Oct 9, 2012 7:30am EDT
challenges. we've got even an example from right here in japan. many of the people attending will be heading up to northeastern japan to see the reconstruction efforts from the earthquake and tsunami last year. >> right. so help us through this. the international monetary fund, world bank, what roles do each of these institutions play? >> reporter: that's right. lots of people are really confused about the difference really from the beginning of this. even the founding father of the institutions admitted he was a bit confused. he thought the fund should be called a bank and the bank should be called a fund. really does make sense. both of them came out of the conference in new hampshire near the end of world war ii. the international monetary fund's main role, though, is to extend financial support to countries in crisis. one example, it recently provided loans to greece as the greeks there deal with their debt problems. imf economists analyze preva prevailing trends to really try to prevent economic crises like the ones we've seen in europe. they like to say the imf is an enemy of s
WHUT
Oct 12, 2012 7:30am EDT
in asia is the rapidly greg populations in, in many countries, particularly here in japan has a double whammy so to speak with graying population and declining birth rate. what kind of structural reforms need to be implemented now to, to mitigate this? >> let me answer that in two ways. asia still has great resources, they have not yet been tapped. for example, women are not a major component of the labor force in many parts of asia. agriculture and service sector. these are untapped resources available, to keep growth going. beyond that, as i mentioned, countries in asia are planning to have assistive reforms, boost infrastructure, have safety nets, and keep the fiscal come points strong, so domestic demand can continue. >> what do you hope to see come out of the meetings? >> an important moment of cooperation. dealing with the crisis in europe, the cooperation around the world, and what we are seeing here is the debt is happening. >> all right, thank you so much. great to talk with you. >> thank you very much. nice talking to you. >> all right, well qup racicoopa word we have
PBS
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
% of assets of banks in japan. the institutions could suffer heavy losses if bond prices plummet. banks around the world see japanese and u.s. government bonds as safer assets in the face of the prolonged credit crisis in europe. they snapped up japanese bonds, causing the yen to spike to record levels. imf economists note japan and the united states are facing huge deficits and the countries need to implement fiscal reforms to maintain investor confidence. it also acknowledges a decision by eurozone countries to launch a permanent fund designed to bail out struggling members. they say worries about the health of the region's financial system have increased since the spring with the need to use capital to help troubled banks in spain. >>> greece is one of the struggling eurozone members counting on bailout funds to keep it functioning. international lenders are demanding the country's politicians implement deep spending cuts in return for that aid. angela merkel traveled to athens to urge greek leaders to push ahead with austerity measures. merkel met with greek prime minister sa
LINKTV
Oct 4, 2012 11:30am PDT
ancient cultures and modern economic growth. in japan, people are much affected by natural events, especially in rural areas. re, weather patterns such as the cold wind-- called yamase-- can have drastic impact on agriculture. in northern japan, economics and agriculture intersect as the rural economy has been consumed by the challenge of an age-old goal: to make the country self- sufficient in rice production. early october in japan's northeast-- or tohoku region-- is the harvest season. as a staple food, rice is as important to the japanese diet as wheat is to the western diet. for a variety of reasons-- historical, religious, economic, social and cultural-- rice in japan has meaning much deeper than simply being a crop grown onhe majority synonymous with rice farming.y more than a quarter of japan's domestic rice output comes from this region. the village of rokunohe is located in the northern part of tohoku. it is a marginal place to grow rice. as one moves north, the available light and the important temperature that's necessary for growing rice is limited. in other words, th
PBS
Oct 25, 2012 5:00pm PDT
65,000 residents. >>> political and financial leaders in japan admit the economic recovery is losing steam. they want the policy makers at the bank of japan to do something about it. what's hapningith the boj? >> it's holding its regular policy setting meeting. boj watchers say they could take some kind of action. they are expected to discuss more monetary easing measures at a policy meeting next week. it will mark the second straight month of taking such steps. policy makers are expected to discuss whether to expand an asset buying program at the policy meeting next tuesday. the current amount is 80 trillion yen or about $1 trillion. that will include buy more exchange credit funds. the central bank says the japanese economy is getting weaker due to an economic slowdown in china and other countries. the bank of japan expects its goal of pushing up consumer prices by 1% cannot be achieved within two years. it's time to check on the markets. the dow jones gained after two days of decline. the key stock index ended .2 of a percent. we cross over to ramin who is at the tokyo stoc
KCSMMHZ
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am PDT
>>> it's 10:00 p.m. on a wednesday night here in japan. welcome to this hour's "newsline." >>> economists at the international monetary fund have handed in their report card on the stability of the global financial system. they gave high marks to policymakers for improving the mood of investors, but they say when it comes to shoring up confidence, those policymakers need to pull up their grades. nhk world's ron madison is covering the annual meetings at the imf and the world bank here in tokyo. >> reporter: sometimes the challenges, particularly in europe, seem like something right out of a greek myth. you remember the one about people being punished by rolling a bolder up a hill only to roll it down and up again and again? policymakers have put their heads together, but every week they face new problems and still, the economists at the imf said the europeans have to do more. >> the choice today is between making the necessary but tough policy and political decisions or delaying them once more in the false hope that time is on our side. it is not. >> reporter: jose vinals
PBS
Oct 24, 2012 5:00pm PDT
jones industrial average ended down .2% at 13,077. and to see how stocks here in japan are opening this morning we go to ramin mellegard at the tokyo stock exchange. especially as japan kicked off with its earnings season from this week as well. what can you tell us? extly. that's going to be a big focus here. indeed, as if u.s. earnings weren't enough of a drag on overall sentiment, we're going to get a slew of corporate earnings from japan as well. and really that's kept investors a little bit sidelined here and we've had some mixed results so far for the nikkei and the topix this week. let's have a look at the opening levels for thursday, october 25th, and we're getting mixed results again. nikkei just a little bit lower and the topix a touch higher. let's not forget the nikkei yesterday snapped seven days of gains and a great deal of focus is now shifting on how corporate japan is going to look. yesterday after the bell we had earnings from kddi which is japan's second-biggest mobile phone operator. it reported a 43% plummet in net profit for the first half of this year, ended
KCSMMHZ
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
. >>> japan's industry minister says the government will not allow a power company to start building a nuclear plant in western japan. the decision comes three weeks after the government allowed work to resume on two plants already under construction. yukio edano referred to plans by chugoku electric power company to build a facility in yam ga chi prefecture. he said the government's new policy rules out the construction of nuclear plants government leaders adopted the policy last month. they said they would try to end the reliance on nuclear power by the 2030s. all reactors went offline one by one after the accident in fukushima. two at the ohi plant in western japan are running again. edano said other reactors could be restarted if the regulator confirms they're safe. >>> officials at japan's nuclear regulation authority have participated in their first emergency drill. they launched the agency three weeks ago. the drill simulated a power blackout at a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in roc in north eastern japan. a south japan sports plane flew a commissioner and members to the staf
PBS
Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
>>> some people from japan are on a journey into their past. they are paying their respects to relatives they lost at the end of world war ii. fathers and brothers who were died and buried far if home. >> reporter: parents or siblings died of illness or hunger while interned by the soviet military. it occupied north korea right after the war. the group rooifed on saturday. they visited a site where the dead were bury and a hill where the graves were relocated. some japanese are praying for their family members and relatives at their grave site. this is the first visit of its kind since world war ii. japan's health ministry says some 35,000 japanese died in this area. it says the remains about 20,000 have not been returned. the group left memory markers, offered sweets and liquor and prayed for the repose of their loved ones souls. >> translator: my feelings are complex. i'm sorry to have kept you waiting in such a distant place and i'm thankful to you for waiting. >> translator: we all feel great joy at being able to pray for them today. i deeply appreciate all the efforts peop
PBS
Oct 22, 2012 7:00pm PDT
japan are putting their heads together to consider ways to prop up the economy. what's the story? >> looks like people at the bank of japan are feeling more pressure. this is partly due to government officials trying to come up with measures to prop up the economy because we're learning that bank of japan officials are struggling with whether to ease credit further amid the economic slowdown. the question will be high on their agenda at next tuesday's policy meeting. existing programs are not enough to achieve their goal of 1% inflation by march. domestic economic activity is on the decline. they agree the slowdown in china and other economies are waying down on exports. other previous policy meeting bank officials decided to boost their asset purchase program to over $1 trillion. the focus now is whether they'll hammer out additional measures. >>> now let's have a look at the markets where u.s. markets ended in the positive after bargain hunting pushed the dow jones and nasdaq higher. to see where stocks are here in japan, we go to ramin who is at the tokyo stock exchange. we ha
PBS
Oct 24, 2012 7:00pm PDT
ramin mlerdthe tokyo stock exchange. especially a japan kicked off with its enings season from this week as well. whatanouel? >>extl th'soing to be a big focus here. indeed, as if u.s. earnings weren't enough of a drag o ovalseimt, we're going to get a slew of corporate earnings from japan as well. and really that's kept investors a little bitidin he d 've had s far for the nikkei and the topix this week. let's have a look at the oni lelsorthuray octer 25th, and we're getting mixed results again. nikkei just a little bit lower and the topix a tch hier. t'not forget t nikkei yesterday snapped seven days of gains and a great deal of focus is now shifting on how corporate jan gng t look yestery after the bell we had earnings from kddi which is japan's co-bge mil phone operator. it reported a 43% plummet in net profit for the first half of this ar ended in september. that amounts to around $1 billion. nintendo also released numbers after the bell yesrdnd i said it's going to cut its profit outlook by 70% for the year ending march 2013. last year it posted its fst ll competition in games
PBS
Oct 25, 2012 7:00pm PDT
and other counie th bk of japan expects its goal of pushing up consumer prices by 1% cannot be achieved within two years. it's time to check on the markets. the dow jones gained afterwo days of decline. the key stock index ended .2 of a percent. we cross over to ramin who is at the tokyo stock exchange. what can you tell us at the o n open? >> reporter: consumer price index for december was down 0.1%. is marks the fifth straight months of declines for cpi. let's go to the opening level heers f here for this friday morning. getting a bit of ground back the nikkei rebounded strongly yesterday surging to a one-month high. question may get some carryover momentum from the u.s. later in the session. for now just dipping in the negative. we did have some data from long lasting goods in the u.s. which did surge by almost 10% in september. right after the bell on thursday we had earnings from apple and although it posted a record profit with net profit up 24% from the same quarter last year, the results did fall short of some expectations. we did see apple shares trading lower. we're g
PBS
Oct 16, 2012 7:00pm PDT
companies. the dow jones average ended .95% higher. rices near all of that is japan we go to ramin at the tokyo stock exchange. we have been focusing on data and earnings so far this week. tell us how japanese stocks are reacting to all of this. >> yes, indeed, relating to earnings actually we had blue chips in the u.s. such as goldman sachs and johnson & johnson coming out with strong earnings and u.s. data so far this week has shown to be favorable as well, and we did see an uptick in the industrial production data on tuesday in the u.s. also. that might give a bit of a boost for japanese exporters as well. let's have a look at the opening levels for today for the nikkei and the topix and both indexes trading higher, 3/4 for the nikkei and the topix at 738, both indexes trading fairly positively in the first few minutes. let's not forget the nikkei was up almost 1.5% yesterday and also boosted by economic data. we had retail sales and earnings from citigroup which held just a couple of days ago. the u.s. bank citigroup has hit the headlines but for another reason as ceo vikram pandit an
KCSMMHZ
Oct 25, 2012 6:00am PDT
. >> ishihara said japan needs political realignment. he had been trying to form an alliance with another conservative party, but the discussions fell apart. he recently talked with osaka mayor toru hashimoto about working together. hashimoto has just launched his own national party to field candidates in the upcoming election, expected anytime between now and next summer. ishihara is nope for his strong views. his actions sparked the recent tensions over territory in the east china sea. he raised money to purchase the senkaku islands from a japanese owner. he wanted to develop the islands, but the central government moved in to nationalize the territory. that prompted widespread protests in china. ishiha ishihara's party will offer voters an alternative to the ruling democratic party and the major opposition liberal democrats. the japan/china territorial dispute is playing out in the sea around the senkaku islands. chinese government ships entered japanese waters thursday. they navigated in the area for about seven hours. coast guard officials spotted four patrol vessels sailing
KCSMMHZ
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
, india's down 1.3 points. they forecast an increase of 2.2% in both japan and the united states. and they do predict, as well, stronger growth worldwide next year at 3.6%. blanchard said figuring these things out can make for a complex puzzle. i had the chance to speak with him earlier about what pieces need to fall into place. does seem the recovery is losing a bit of steam. take us where we stand right now in the global recovery. >> the first thing to say is this is still a recovery. we have numbers from the world growth of 3.5%. that's a recovery. it's clear it has weakened since last time we had forecast, which was three months ago, so that's a bit worrisome. just a bit. the reason is probably an increase in uncertainty. there are many reasons always, but one is decrease in uncertainty about what policy makers are going to do in a few crucial parts of the world, and i think that explains the slowdown. >> reporter: and what about europe? we did get news today that the european mechanism was launched. do you think it can be fully mobilized in a timely manner to mitigate what's going on
KCSMMHZ
Oct 24, 2012 6:00am PDT
japan's new nuclear regulator are -- recommended expanding the evacuation radius from 10 to 30 kilometers. they would set up temporary shelters nearby for those unable to make it the evacuation centers. analysts at japan's nuclear regul regularator have also unveiled suggestions. they say meltdowns at a handful of the country's 16 nuclear facilities could result in radiation spreading beyond their recommended 30 kilometer evacuation zone. the projections are based on a number of conditions, including whether records for the past year. they show accidents at 12 plants could contaminate areas within the 30 kilometer radius to such an extent people would have to leave for at least seven days. the situation is more worrisome at the four remaining plants. according to the authority, accidents at those plants could spread radiation beyond the 30-kilometer evacuation zone. municipal leaders are expected to reference these new projections when they revise their emergency evacuation plans. nhk asked an atomic energy expert on the meaning of the projection. >> translator: to prevent a di
KCSMMHZ
Oct 15, 2012 6:00am PDT
government planes dropping cluster bombs. >>> japan's foreign minister has made his case to a key ally regarding his country's stance on disputed territory in the east china sea. koichiro gemba told a senior u.s. official there is no issue regarding who owns the senkaku islands. japan controls the islands, but china and taiwan claim them. gemba met in tokyo with deputy secretary of state william burns. burns is in japan ahead of visits to china and south korea. during the discussions gemba reiterated that the senkaku islands are an inherent part of japanese territory. he added this is based on historical fact and international law. gemba explained japan is trying to facilitate dialogue with china while asking its neighbor to act calmly. the diplomats also touched on the subject of north korea. they agreed to continue to work with south korea to address the north's nuclear program. they also decided to keep looking into the issue of japanese nationals who were abducted by north korean agents in the 1970s and '80s. >>> government officials from japan, china, and south korea have emphasiz
PBS
Oct 15, 2012 7:00pm PDT
territorial dispute between china and japan. japan controls the islands the china and taiwan claim them. he explained japan's stance on the issue. he said the islands are an inherit part of japanese territory and explained japan is trying to facilitate dialogue with chinese officials while asking them to act calmly. he replied he understands japan's move so far. >> translator: we urge the united states not to take a specific position on the issue between japan and china. >> american leaders have said the islands are subject to the u.s.-japan security treaty but they refuse to take sides in the dispute. >>> government officials from japan, china and south korea have emphasized the importance of cooperation to overcome confrontation. they met monday in seoul to mark the first anniversary of an organization to promote peace and prosperity in the area. the top issues were the territorial dispute pitting japan against its neighbors. the islands are controlled by south ykorea and claimed by japan. >> translator: i believe that cooperation will play an important role in resolving disputes
PBS
Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm PDT
japan to host the events. financial officials for more than 180 countries are attending the conferences starting tuesday. imf managing director will be among them. high on the agenda are europe's prolonged credit problems around the slow down of emerging economies. there will be donor countries and the meeting to discuss the arab spring popular movement. an international conference is slated for sundai. imf representatives are starting off a week of announcements by releasing their global economic outlook. they are lored forecast by 0.2%age points to 3.3% the the report says economic decline is serious in southern economic countries. it also points out the european uncertainty is slowing growth in emerging nations such as china. the report projects the euro zone will shrink. japan and the united states should see 2.2% growth. global growth will increase to 3.3% next year but they warn europe's credit problems still pose a threat to the global economy. the bank's latest report project 7.2% growth across 14 countries. that's lower than the forecast in may. the region includes china but no
KCSMMHZ
Oct 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, in japan, and the united states. they downgraded their forecast for global growth in their latest report released at the opening of the imf and world bank meetings in tokyo. they say nations must take action to safeguard stability and restore confidence. juan madison reports. >> reporter: some of the world's leading economic minds gathered at the tokyo international forum. they opened their meetings with little fanfare and little optimism. >> the world economy recovery continues, but it has weakened further. in advanced economies, growth is now too little to make a substantial dent in unemployment. >> reporter: colleagues cut their forecasts for growth worldwide to 3.3% this year. the recovery has suffered new setbacks, they wrote. and uncertainty weighs heavily on the outlook. >> you can call it a general feeling of uncertainty about the future. worries about the ability of european policy makers that control the euro crisis. there are worries about the failure of u.s. policy makers to agree so far on a fiscal plan. >> reporter: he ran through a list of challenges in developed co
KCSMMHZ
Sep 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
washed him away. a man in central japan was trying to save his man from a swollen richb when he disappeared. 176 people have been injured. most of them either blown over by winds or hit by flying objects. the typhoon has passed over the noern coast. the center of the storm is traveling over the soeocean at about 75 kilometers. >>> u.s. military personnel in japan are preparing to fly the osprey aircraft for diplomeploy. they will now transport them to okinawa's air station. personnel plan to deploy the tilt row tar aircraft in october. japanese officials agreed on safety measures to reassure officials with the checkered history. pilots will avoid flying over densely populated areas. they'll also take care when tilting propellers. locals were out to protest the osprey's deployment. >>> a group of japanese people can finally grieve at the graves of relatives who died in post-war north korea. the 16 travelers arrived in pyongyang saturday to visit the cemetery. the japanese nationals buried there died of disease or hunger when interned by the soviet military after world war ii. the
WHUT
Oct 23, 2012 7:30am EDT
japan officials are struggling with whether to ease credit further amid the global economic slowdown. the question will be high on their agenda at next tuesday's policy meeting. central bank officials are suspecting existing programs aren't enough to achieve their goal of 1% inflation by march 2015. the target is to tackle deflation and achieve stable growth. in a branch managers meeting on monday officials confirmed domestic economic activity is on the decline. they agree the slowdown in china and other economies are weighing down on japan's production in exports. they also noted personal spending is no longer as resilient as it once was. at their previous policy meeting in september, bank officials decided to boost their asset purchase program by nearly 15% to over $1 trillion. the focus now is whether they'll hammer out additional measures. >>> japanese food producers can look forward to easier access to europe. eu officials will ease import restrictions posed after the fukushima nuclear disaster. the eu currently requires inspection of japanese food to satisfy radioactive materia
WHUT
Oct 16, 2012 7:30am EDT
friendly match. it was japan's first-ever victory over france. goalkeeper kawashima contributed to the victory by making many saves. the host of a saturday night variety show said he played wonderful. he then showed a photo of the goalkeeper wed four arms. he described it as the fukushima effect. he was referring to the crisis at the fukushima daiichi plant in march last year. some commentator in the european media criticized the remarks. a newspaper in belgium said the joke went too war. caucasi kawashima currently plays in the belgium league. >>> u.s. shoppers in september rushing retail sales higher for the third straight month. commerce department officials said monday that retail sales reached $412.9 billion last month, up 1.1% from august and better than market forecasts of around 0.7%. sales at department stores fell by .2%. but most retailers saw increases. electronics and home appliances rose 4.5%. gasoline sales were up 2.5%. autos and related parts as well as food and beverages were up over 1%. continued improvement comes after the nation's jobless rate fell below 8% in
PBS
Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm PDT
years of the obama administration. >>> foreign ministers from japan and china have held talks to mend relations sha have become strained over the territorial dispute. japanese government sources that i kawai and zhijun met in shanghai over the weekend. the sources say the two officials did not go into details. diplomats are looking for a chance to improve their relations. another meeting between senior officials took place in tokyo on october 11th. japan and china is ready to look for a break through while studying the economic impact of the strained ties and public opinion. >>> japanese disaster management experts have shared lessons from last year's earthquake and tsunami at a recent seminar in sri lanka. the event was held columbo. the government officials and civil engineers attended. the indian ocean tsunami in 2004 killed about 30,000 people in sri lanka. tohoko university professor advised they develop a system that quickly estimates the height of the tsunami and issues warnings to resident. >> you have the firsthand experience in the tsunami and the earthquake, so the first kn
KCSMMHZ
Oct 19, 2012 6:00am PDT
>>> curfew order. all u.s. forces in japan face an unprecedented nighttime restriction after two navy sailors are accused of raping a woman in okinawa. welcome to nhk world "newsline." american military personnel in japan will be watching the clock for the foreseeable future. their commanders imposed a temporary curfew following a case of rape in okinawa involving two u.s. servicemen. the order applies to all of the nearly 40,000 american military personnel stationed across the country. nhk world reports. report. >> reporter: the commander of u.s. forces in japan made the announcement in tokyo. >> under u.s. paycom commander authority i am immediately issuing a curfew to all military personnel in japan both temporary and assigned. >> lieutenant general salvatore angelella says the curfew will be in place from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. it will apply to all u.s. forces in japan, including those who come here for a short time. the decision follows the arrests earlier this week of two u.s. navy sailors. they are accused of raping a woman in okinawa. the pair is being held at the japane
PBS
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
meetings. we'll have live updates from the tokyo international forum at 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. japan time. that's midnight and 7:00 a.m. in new york, 5:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. in london. >>> now let's check on the markets. u.s. markets ended lower on concerns that slowing growth in china and the eurozone are hampering u.s. earnings. the dow jones average fell more than 150 points, or 0.95%, to 13,344. to see how that's affecting stocks here in japan, we go to the tokyo stock exchange. u.s. earnings reports dragging down stocks on wall street. are tokyo stocks following suit? >> yes, indeed, catherine. we are seeing that. i'll come to the opening levels in a second. the real fear that is upcoming earnings may reflect the reality that a lot of companies have to scale back production and also cost-cutting measures have to be taking place, as well as lowering their growth forecasts. so that's really playing into a lot of sentiment and we're seeing that reflects in the opening levels. let's have a look at the exact levels for the nikkei and the topix for this thursday. you can see 8520, do
PBS
Oct 17, 2012 5:00pm PDT
draft also calls on eu countries to begin negotiations with japan for an economic partnership agreement. but france is among several countries expressing concern over an eu/japan deal. they say it will lead to a sharp rise in auto imports. >>> now people in india have suffered through chronic shortages of electricity, even blackouts. they may get some relief. their prime minister has held talks that could pave the way for imports of uranium from australia. man mohan singh hosted the australian prime minister in new delhi. they agreed to start negotiations on nuclear energy cooperation. australia has the world's largest reserves of uranium. it overturned a ban on exports to india last year on condition the uranium be used for peaceful purposes only. due to an electricity shortage, indian authorities are planning a sharp increase in nuclear power capacity. but indian leaders have not signed the nonproliferation treaty set up to control the spread of nuclear weapons. >>> that's all for business news for this hour. i'll leave you with a recap of the region's markets. >>>aininger i
KCSMMHZ
Oct 17, 2012 6:00am PDT
. servicemen and wonder how it will affect the realignment of american forces in japan. people in okinawa have lived with u.s. military bases in their backyard for decades. american forces are supposed to protect them, and the rest of japan in the event of a threat. but many okinawans aren't feeling so safe around u.s. servicemen right now. two navy personnel are accused of raping a woman. the case could further strain japan/u.s. security ties. investigators say the men attacked the women before dawn tuesday on a street in the central part of okinawa's main island. they say the suspected raped and injured her and then made off with some of her personal belongings, including her bag, mobile phone, and some of her clothes. the servicemen arrived in okinawa sunday and were supposed to leave for guam tuesday. okinawa governor hirokazu nakaima met john roos at the american embassy in tokyo. nakaima expressed grave concern the matter could irreparably damage trust between okinawa and the u.s. military there. roos told the leaders take the incident seriously and are extremely concerned. >> trans
PBS
Oct 19, 2012 7:00pm PDT
commander of u.s. forces in japan made the announcement o >> under u.s. paycom commander authority i iedte issuing a curfew to all military personnel in japan both temporary and assigned. >> theieutenangeneral salvatore angelella says the curfew will be in place from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. it will applto all u.s. forces in japan, including those who come here for a short time. e cionolwsherrtsearlier this we navy sailors. they are accused of raping a woman in okinawa. the pair is being ld at the japanese prosecutor's office in the capital. iantoernay apologize for the grief and trauma the victim has endured and the anger it has caused among the people in okinawa. >> american servicemen have been involved in more than 120 sexual assault cases in okinawaince 1972 when the u.s. government returned the island chain back to japanese control. it was an incident in 1995 that most shocked and enraged people in okinawa. three u.s. marines raped a 12-year-old girl. the case prompt mass demonstrations. and it brought the u.s./japan security treaty close to the breaking point. the governor of o
WHUT
Oct 17, 2012 7:30am EDT
japanese governments. the governor plans to visit japan's foreign and defense ministries and the u.s. embassy in tokyo. he says this is an extremely serious and unforgivable matter. he says he'll urge u.s. officials to lead a thorough strengthening of discipline. the foreign minister says leaders will make their own interventions with u.s. officials. >> translator: this never should have happened. strengthening discipline and trying to prevent a recurrence are not enough. we need to think about more fundamental measures. >> gemba said he'll work to ensure it will not affect the realignment plan, including reducing the number of marines in okinawa. the u.s. ambassador, john roos, says he takes the matter seriously. he promised to cooperate with authorities. >> and the u.s. ambassador says he takes the matter very seriously. he has promised to cooperate with authorities. >>> the former bosnian serb leader says he should be rewarded for all the good things he has done. he opened his defense in his i genocide trial at the u.n. war crimes tribunal in the hague. he told the court that he w
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Oct 18, 2012 7:00pm PDT
boats and surveillance ships navigated through the area in the weeks after japan nationalized the islands. chinese officials have criticized japan and the united states for planning a joint exercise next month. personnel will take part in the scenario in which they will try to recapture islands. defense forces soy they have scrambled more jets. pilots have given out an increasing number of warnings from planes from china. >> reporter: the aircraft took to the skies 209 times between april and september to warn foreign aircraft of possible air space violations. chinese aircraft was warned 69 times. 80% of those warnings happened in july and september. chinese jets usually cross the air defense identification zone and would approach an area 200 kilometers north of the island before hitting back. ministry officials are trying to figure out why. >> translator: we have monitored chinese naval no, sforces in re years. we must keep collecting information on aircraft and vessels in the region. we must also carry out our mission precisely. >> reporter: in march of last year two chinese nav
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Oct 11, 2012 7:00pm PDT
globally recognized culture. >>> government officials from china and japan have agreed to keep the lines of communication open. relations remain strained. china's financial minister counselled their attendants this week. china decided to use the occasion to protest japan's nationalization of the islands. he reiterated his country's stance the the islands are japan's inherit territory. he also repeated his country's position that the islands are china ea china east' easte' easte's terr. japanese and south korean representatives will hold talks next week with a u.s. diplomat to discuss north korea's nuclear program. the three officials sit down wednesday in tokyo. they will follow up on in discussions held by the country's foreign ministers who met last month in new york during tunited nations general assembly. >>> the government is concerned about the noise created by u.s. military osprey aircraft. it's asked to central government to conduct an environmental impact assessment. the u.s. forces deployed 12 of the rotor aircraft earlier this month. surveys have measured noise levels similar
KCSMMHZ
Oct 18, 2012 6:00am PDT
dispute over islands of the east china sea that japan controls but that taiwan and china claim. nhk world's takafumi terui has the details. >> reporter: the ministry's quarterly report tracks the movement of air force intercepter jets. it says the aircraft took to the skies 209 times between april and september to warn foreign aircraft of possible air space violations. the asdf warned chinese aircraft 69 times. 80% of those warnings happened between july and september. this coincides with the japanese government's nationalization of the senkaku islands, which angered people in china. defense ministry spokesperson say chinese jets usually cross the air defense identification zone and would approach an area 200 kilometers north of the islands before heading back. ministry officials are trying to figure out why. >> translator: we have monitored chinese naval forces in recent years and have observed an expansion of their activities. we must keep on collecting information on aircraft and vessels in the region. we must also carry out our mission precisely. >> reporter: in march of last ye
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
another area of the capital city. >>> japan's foreign minister pledged to step up the battle with china over the senkaku islands. he said japan must more strongly convey its views to the rest of the world. >> translator: japan should objectively explain its stance that the islands are an inherent territory in a lot of historic cal facts and based upon international law. we will strengthen and clarify our position. >> gemba says the measures include running advertisements in overseas newspapers to counter china's claim. the state affiliated china daily faced two-page ads in the "new york times" and "washington post" on september 28th. the ads refer to the islands as the chinese name for the territory. they accused washington and tokyo of crafting backroom deals to give japan administrative control over the islands. it called the deals illegal and invalid. >>> carmakers from around the world are in china this week taking part in an international automobile show. the strained relations over the senkaku islands have put a dent in japan's participation in the event. the international automob
KCSMMHZ
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
nuclear plant in northern japan. the restart is the first of its kind in the country since last year's nuclear accident. it's drawing opposite reactions from two municipalities. the plant in ohma town, aomori prefecture, is about 40% complete. construction stopped after the march 11th, quake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis last year. the president of j-power attended the meeting of the town's assembly on monday and reported the restart. the town's mayor welcomed the decision. >> translator: i'm relieved that the construction has finally resumed. >> ohma has been receiving grants from the value government for hosting the plant. the town uses the funds to build public schools and run hospitals. the resumption is expected to create new jobs. across the street from ohma is the city of hakodate. it opposes the restart. parts of the municipalities are within 30 kilometers of the plant. residents are worried about safety. hakodate's mayor says the project should be frozen indefinitely. he says the city plans to take legal action to stop it. >> translator: our city is considering a lawsuit. i wan
KCSMMHZ
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
are paying attention to the japan restoration party, which was established by osaka mayor toru hashimoto. they're also watching the tokyo governor who announced last week that he plans to form a national party. the prime minister is in a jam. he needs the parties to get the budget passed and avoid a government shut down. but he can got give the parties what they really want, an election. or he and his party will find themselves driven out of power. >>> japan's two major stock markets, the yoke owe stock exchange, and the osaka securities exchange, are planning to merge next july. the two exchanges are trying to revive trading in japan in the face of their declining international positions. tse president saito announced the plan at a news conference on monday. >> translator: we want our company to maintain competitiveness in asia as well as the world. >> the two exchanges plan to establish a holding company next january. then they will integrate their stock markets in the tse to improve trading efficiency. their derivatives markets will be combined in the ose by the end of the n
WHUT
Oct 10, 2012 7:30am EDT
to supervise banks must be m playment pla -- implemented. economists point to japan as a risk. they project bank holdings of government bonds could increase to a third of total assets in five years. institutions could suffer heavy losses if interest rates rise. now the imf report suggests banks need a further boost to their balance sheets. and it said the japanese government should take tougher measures to deal with its budget problems. >> i did have a chance to speak with economists who wrote much of the report. we saw one man, and spoke abut threats to stability. he offered up solutions. >> okay, you spoke this morning about -- japan remaining a concern you. are saying, the sovereign debt could become fully a third of bank assets in five years. holding that many assets obviously puts the banks at risk, if bond prices plummet. how would you say is the best way out of this, the least disruptive to the economy? >> i think the best way when you have banks with a significant portion of government bonds is to keep the government bonds safe. that is something you do through medium term,
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Oct 23, 2012 7:00pm PDT
the return to japan ten years ago with four other abcts,ut h moerat is unknown. they say north korean officials warned her s sul kp h moh uthehe returned to japan. tech fans will tooning joining or rejoining long lines ifrt of aletos. no t lest business news. what are they waiting for now? >> katherine, apple fans have another reaso tbexced abt cae theye ingo betaing in line for a gadget this time a little smaller. apple has invented the smaller tablet to fdffrong mpetition a market they created. the move will tighten the race with the electronics makers. >> this is ipad mini. [ applause ] >> mediarom across the globe are converging on the california news conference. the ipad mini has a 7.inch screen measuring about 20% smaller than the full size tablet. it weighs about half as much. th lea expensive model is selling at a price point $329 lower than previous versions. apple pla to release the new device in the u.s., europe, and japan on friday next week. >> we told you earlier this year that you would see some incredible innovation. >> apple now enjoys aeay 70% share in a globa
WHUT
Oct 3, 2012 7:30am EDT
newspaper's columnists suggested that china, rather than japan, has best claim over the islands in the east china sea. the rebuttal was issued by kawamura, deputy chief of mission at the consulate general in new york. he submitted a comment to the online edition of "the new york times" on tuesday. he says the senkaku islands are an inherent part of japan's territory in light of historic facts and based upon international law. he says japan clearly demonstrated the intention in 1895 to own the islands which were uninhabited and showed no trace of having been under china's control. he says the argument that the islands are war between skra ja and china from the 20th century has critical faults and is without matter. the comment was in response to an opinion by a columnist nicholas kristof posted on september the 19th. kristof cites an article by a taiwanese collar, claiming old documents suggest japan in effect stole the islands from china in 1895. kristof says he's sympathetic to china's claim of sovereignty over the islands. last week "the new york times" carried a full-beipage ad by a
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